Welcome to the 2013 Charleston Conference Blog!

:chs13banner: The 2013 Charleston Conference looks to be one that breaks all records.!  Katina Strauch and her crew have really outdone themselves this year.  There are a total of 1,542(!) advance re...

Coming Soon: The Charleston Conference Blog

:chs13banner: Once again, I’ll be blogging the upcoming Charleston Conference, November 6 – 9 in historic downtown Charleston, SC.  Looking forward to reporting on all the events and pres...

Y'all Come Back!

:banner: And so another Charleston Conference has drawn to a close.  It was highly successful  from start to finish.  A vote of thanks goes to Katina Strauch, the organizers, sponsors, exhibitors at ...

The Long Arm of the Law

:banner:   This popular session, now in its 3rd year, reviews recent legal cases impacting libraries. Library and Archive Users Rights: An International Treaty on Copyright Exceptions and Limita...

Find is Greater Than Search

:banner: This panel conducted an informal conversation (edited transcript below) addressing the questions of whether searchers are really finding what they are looking for and what new technologies a...

SCOAP3: Living the Dream

:banner: Ann Okerson presented a report on the SCOAP3 project and its current activities. SCOAP3 is the first project to convert all of the peer-reviewed journals of a discipline to open access (OA)....

Open Access Book Publishing: Case Studies

:banner: Charles Watkinson from  Purdue University, moderator, introduced this session by noting that Open Access (OA) books are the next frontier in publishing.  How different are they from journals...

The 21st Century University Press

:banner: Leila Salisbury, Director of the University Press of Mississippi, introduced this panel of two university press directors. She noted that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Associat...

Does Format Matter? Usage of E-Books and P-Books

:banner: The e-book market is significantly expanding, but how is it affecting usage of printed book collections.  For example, when  the same book is available in both print and electronic form to t...

What Provosts Think Librarians Should Know

:banner: One  of the best sessions was this humorous and highly insightful one with university provosts.  Many librarians probably don’t know what provosts do, and may only see them very occasi...

The Last Decade in E-Journal Licensing

:banner: Kristin Eschenfelder, Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, reported on a study of licensing data that she has conducted.  Licensing refers t...

Conference Reception and Dinner

:banner: The conference reception and dinner were held on Thursday evening at the Charleston Visitor Center.  The menu featured low-country specialties such as shrimp and grits, ham on sweet potato c...

I Hear the Train a Comin'

:banner: Greg Tannenbaum, CEO, ScholarNext, writes a column with that title in Against the Grain, and it has become a tradition at the Charleston Conference for him to present a live version.  This y...